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Passive House Canada | 110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings

September 15 2020 to September 24 2020

110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings


Day 1: Tuesday September 15, 2020 (1pm - 3pm PDT )
Day 2: Thursday September 17, 2020 (1pm - 3pm PDT )
Day 3: Tuesday September 22, 2020 (1pm - 3pm PDT )
Day 4: Thursday September 24, 2020 (1pm - 3pm PDT )

Course description
An Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.

Recommended for
Anyone wishing to understand the basics of Passive House high performance buildings, including:

Homeowners, developers, project coordinators, realtors, subcontractors and component suppliers, architects, engineers, architectural technologists and other design professionals.

Please note this is an introductory course and does not provide the technical knowledge necessary to design and build a Passive House building. If you are ready to take on a Passive House project, we recommend going directly to 120A: Passive House Design and Construction.

Learning outcomes
Understanding Passive House principles
insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques
Thermal bridging basic concept
Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency
Ventilation system in a Passive House building
Economics of Passive House design and construction
Case studies.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge
There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Learning resources provided
Digital copy of course slides
Recording available for 30 days following the event

Course instructor
The instructors for this course will be Mark Ashby and German Vaisman.

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